Brain Tumor

Pituitary Adenoma

Pituitary adenomas are benign tumors of the pituitary gland. Most are located in the anterior lobe (front portion) of the gland. About 1 in 10 people will develop a pituitary adenoma in their lifetime. Some pituitary adenomas secrete one or more hormones in excess.

Although the tumor is benign, it can cause problems because of its size, causing loss of vision, loss of normal pituitary function (hypopituitarism) and/or headache or because of excessive hormone production by the tumor.
  • Symptoms
  • Breast leaking milk

    common

    Inability to conceive a child

    common

    Absence of period

    • Absence of period

    or Irregular periods

    common

    Headache

    • Recurrent

    • Lasting 4 weeks or more

    • Behind the eyes

    • Steady

    common

    Breast swelling

    • In both breasts

    common

    Blurred vision

    common

    Dizziness

    common

    Throwing up

    or Feel like vomiting

    Fatigue

    Decreased sexual desire

    Recent unexplained weight gain

    or Weight loss

  • Risk factors
  • Treatment
  • There are three types of treatment used for pituitary tumors: surgical removal of the tumor, radiation therapy using high-dose x-rays to kill tumor cells and medication therapy to shrink or eradicate the tumor.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Brain Tumor, then a visit to a neurologist is highly recommended.

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